By 2070 Islam will be the largest religion in the world – report



Islam will overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion by 2070 according to new research by Pew Research Center.

According to the research the Muslim populations will also significantly increase over the course of the next 50 years. Muslims will grow by 73 percent between the years 2010-2050 and Christians will grow by 35 percent.

The study is predicting that Muslims around the world will number 2.76 billion and Christian population will be 2.92 billion by 2050. If the trend continues for the subsequent twenty years, Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070.

Atheists, agnostics and non-religious people will decline from 16.4 per cent of the world’s population to 13.2 per cent by 2050, the report added

The group predicted India would overtake Indonesia to become the world’s largest Islamic nation by 2050

Muslims have more children than members of other religious groups.  Muslims have 3.1 children per woman while Christian’s average is 2.7 children.

A growing European Muslim population is also expected to account for a significant proportion of the increase. Ten per cent of Europeans will be practising Islam by 2070, up from the current six per cent.

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